The Association WAME&Expo2015 (World Access to Modern Energy and Expo2015) has launched a call for case studies of best practices within energy access in a contest. Participating projects must fall under the following categories: a) Energy access or b) Energy access and nutrition. Submit your best Case Study on an ACP-EU EF project or a group of projects by the 16th of January 2015. The winning case studies will receive a cash prize of 5,000 Euros and be showcased during the Expo Milano 2015. Read more here.
The PAMENU project financed under Energy Facility I reached out to many people. The project aimed at reducing poverty and improving the quality of life for people living in rural areas of Northern Uganda, by providing energy services to rural households, social institutions (schools, health centers, prisons, etc.) and small and medium enterprises in the targeted areas.
The capacity building project “Renforcement du CLUB ER” financed through Energy Facility II, aims to accelerate the sustainable development of rural electrification in Africa. This is done through the development of an African network of expertise and exchange of best practices as a tool for lobbying and advocacy, in the field of rural electrification for capitalizing on experiences.
This project intends to promote the oil tree Jatropha curcas as a renewable and decentralized source of biofuel for cooking and lighting to small-scale farming communities in Malindi and Magarini Districts in Kenya. The oil tree Jatropha curcas is a small tree resistant to a high degree of aridity that allows it to grow in almost any terrain even sandy and saline soils. The seeds contain an average of 34.5% oil that can be processed to produce high quality biofuel.
The project is called "Dotacion de Energia Renovable a Comunidades Rurales de Moca". The overall purpose of the project is to install solar energy systems to reduce the absence and/or instability of electric services in various households, in rural areas of the Espaillat province in the Dominican Republic. The project has improved the quality of life for the residents of 14 poor communities, with a total of about 500 families and 35 community centers, in the Espaillat province.